Body Butter Politic with Jessica Posner

October 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM

BUTTER BODY POLITIC (2017) is Jessica Posner’s first performance film. In this experimental film, Posner frames butter as a metaphor for the body politic, and offers alternative modes for being with ourselves and each other in times of political precarity. In the Butter Body Politic, fat is resilient salve.

Join us for a screening and discussion with the artist, Jessica Posner and DJ Hellerman, the curator for the Everson Museum of Art.

BUTTER BODY POLITIC was featured in the Everson Museum of Art’s exhibition Seen and Heard: An Active Commemoration of Women’s Suffrage, June 10 – August 27, 2017

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and the County of Onondaga through the Tier Three Project Support Program. These programs are administered by CNY Arts.

Jessica Posner (b.1985) is a feminist artist working in a world where women’s bodies are objects. She creates experiences, objects, images, and language in response to cultural, historical, and structural violence against feminine subjects. Through movement, humor, emotion, and slippage; Posner introduces utopian possibilities to dystopian realities. Posner is unafraid of bodies, history, and feeling—and would like for you to be too.